Art on Tuesday: Irises and Frog

Watanabe Seitei 渡辺 省亭 (1851-1918) painted Irises and Frog in 1916, an elegant  and charming ukiyo-e.

Watanabe was a Japanese artist, who visited Europe early in the 19th century, where he was awarded at the Universal Exposition of 1878 in Paris. He lived in France for three years studying and practising art. He is known in and outside Japan as a wonderful artist, who combined Japanese and Western elements in his paintings, ceramics, cloisonné and illustrations.

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